15 May 2010
Kfrar Kila, Lebanon--Old men yawn outside shuttered shops and empty restaurants in Lebanese villages near the border with Israel, where only the occasional car or UN peacekeeping patrol navigate the dusty, potholed roads.
13 May 2010
Bangkok--The chief military adviser of Thailand's anti-government protesters was injured in the head, after an explosion and bursts of automatic gunfire were heard near Bangkok's business district on Thursday night.
Khattiya Sawasdipol, a...
13 May 2010
Kuwait--Lucy Cometa, a Filipina maid in Kuwait, hasn't had a single day off work as a domestic helper for four years but considers herself lucky because she is paid regularly and gets to take breaks during her workday.
05 May 2010
Tehran--Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has agreed "in principle" to Brazilian mediation to revive a UN-brokered nuclear fuel swap deal with world powers, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Wednesday.
The powers see the deal...
26 Apr 2010
Washington DC--Today at 6 PM EST, a group of independent Egyptian academics will meet with Mohamed ElBaradei at Harvard University’s Kennedy School in Boston.
A few days ago, a group of independent Boston-based Egyptian academics sent a...
19 Apr 2010
Jericho, West Bank--Like the mothballed Oasis Casino in this desert city, the stalled Middle East peace process is waiting for someone to step up and roll the dice.
But nobody is ready to take a gamble. They suspect the tables are rigged....
19 Apr 2010
Washington--America's "Great Compromiser" Henry Clay called government "the great trust," but most Americans today have little faith in Washington's ability to deal with the nation's problems.
Public confidence in government is at one of...
14 Apr 2010
Washington--US President Barack Obama's Nuclear Security Summit was a high-yield event for Israel, with little of the diplomatic fallout that made the country's leaders duck such forums in the past.
But it may be only a fleeting reprieve...
11 Apr 2010
Karachi, Pakistan--The day began with a handful of explosions--four to be exact. Three bomb blasts targeted the US Consulate in Peshawar killing five Pakistanis hours before a suicide attack struck a political rally in the country's north...
08 Apr 2010
Erbil, Iraq-- On 13 March, the President of Iraq's Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani received an official diplomatic visit at the Salahaddin Resort. It might have been a run-of-the-mill event had the visitor not been the new Turkish consul,...